RNA A-to-I editing, environmental exposure, and human diseases


ÇAYIR A.

CRITICAL REVIEWS IN TOXICOLOGY, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10408444.2021.1953438
  • Title of Journal : CRITICAL REVIEWS IN TOXICOLOGY
  • Keywords: RNA editing, A-to-I, RNA modification, environmental exposure, disease, DEAMINASE GENE DSRAD, ADENOSINE-DEAMINASE, GLUTAMATE RECEPTORS, HUMAN HEPATOCYTES, DNA METHYLATION, NONCODING RNAS, INOSINE RNA, EXPRESSION, IDENTIFICATION, CANCER

Abstract

Epigenetic modifications have gained attention since they can be potentially changed with environmental stimuli and can be associated with adverse health outcomes. Epitranscriptome field has begun to attract attention with several aspects since RNA modifications have been linked with critical biological processes and implicated in diseases. Several RNA modifications have been identified as reversible indicating the dynamic features of modification which can be altered by environmental cues. Currently, we know more than 150 RNA modifications in different organisms and on different bases which are modified by various chemical groups. RNA editing, which is one of the RNA modifications, occurs after transcription, which results in RNA sequence different from its corresponding DNA sequence. Emerging evidence reveals the functions of RNA editing as well as the association between RNA editing and diseases. However, the RNA editing field is beginning to grow up and needs more empirical evidence in regard to disease and toxicology. Thus, this review aims to provide the current evidence-based studies on RNA editing modifying genes for genotoxicity and cancer. The review presented the association between environmental xenobiotics exposure and RNA editing modifying genes and focused on the association between the expression of RNA editing modifying genes and cancer. Furthermore, we discussed the future directions of scientific studies in the area of RNA modifications, especially in the RNA editing field, and provided a knowledge-based framework for further studies.